What Counts As Proof of Residency in Oklahoma?

Various licenses, bills, and tax documents can all be used as proof of residency in Oklahoma. Read on to find out what else is usable!
Written by Alita Dark
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
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You can use tax returns, business licenses, utility bills, and more to prove your residency in
Oklahoma
. The process will be slightly more extensive if you want to get an Oklahoma REAL ID
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What documents can be used as proof of residency in Oklahoma? 

Though you will need to provide more documents for a REAL ID than a regular license, it is well worth the extra effort. As of May 2023, you will need a REAL ID to be able to fly domestically. In order to get a REAL ID in Oklahoma, you will need to provide two documents from the following list or one document and an Oklahoma-issued driver’s license or ID. This license can be current or expired, but the name and address must match the documents. 
Here is what you’ll need as proof of residency: 
  • Mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS
  • Utility bill—the address being verified may be listed as the service address instead of the mailing address
  • Vehicle or boat title or registration (for OK state or tribe) 
  • W-2 or 1099
  • Voter registration card 
  • Bank statement 
  • Federal or state tax return (with signature or proof of filing electronically)
  • USCIS form DS-2019 or I-20, or I-797
  • Copy of lease (with tenant and property owner signatures)
  • Insurance policy or statement (homeowner’s, renter’s, life, health, or vehicle)
  • Property tax statement
  • Handgun license
  • Pilot’s license
  • Agriculture Tax Exemption card
  • Social Security Administration correspondence 
  • TSA correspondence
  • Military correspondence
  • Public assistance correspondence
  • Homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or halfway house correspondence 
  • School transcript or enrollment records
  • Deed or land title
  • Professional trade license (issued by an OK government agency)
  • State, city, or county sales tax or business license
If you wish to get a regular license, you will only need one of these documents. You may also use: 
  • Certified copy of a court order (must include name, address, and date of birth)
  • Public assistance benefit card
Please note that whatever documents you use will need both your name and current residential address or they will not be considered valid proofs. 

What documents do not qualify as proof of Oklahoma residency? 

While you have quite a few ways to prove your residency in Oklahoma, some documents won’t make the cut. Here is a list of some things you shouldn’t bring with you: 
  • Anything with a P.O. box or non-residential address
  • Junk mail
  • Mail with a forwarding address or adhesive address label 
  • Payday loan documents
  • Out-of-state licenses or IDs
  • Tax returns older than 18 months
  • Property tax bills older than 12 months
  • Utility bills older than 60 days
  • Oklahoma State Agency correspondence older than 12 months

What qualifies for proof of identity in Oklahoma? 

When you get your new license, you will not only need to prove where you live but who you are. If you are an immigrant, you can use documents related to your immigration status in this category. 
This list identifies what you can use as proof of identity: 
  • Birth certificate 
  • Unexpired U.S. passport
  • Naturalization/citizenship certificate 
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Unexpired Permanent Resident Card
  • Unexpired employment authorization card
  • Valid foreign passport (with U.S. visa and I-94 issued by DHS)
If your name has changed since these documents were issued, you will need further documentation. Bring with you proof of your name change, be it a court order, marriage certificate, adoption paperwork, etc. 
Be advised you will also need your social security number—but unlike many states, Oklahoma does not require proof of your SSN, so you will only need to know the number. 
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